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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss poitras is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote poitras has been living in germany, to work on her documentary about u.s. surveillance without worrying the u.s. government will try to seize her material. earlier yesterday morning glenn
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from world war i, mustard gas
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am PDT
with us the next hour. you might remember back in april, it was a really weird day on the stock market where the market took a huge sudden tumble, but it wasn't for any market-related reason. may have stuck in your mind what happened that day back in april because that was the day the stock market dove because of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm PDT
'll hook you up. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. okay. when japanese pilots turned to kamikaze attacks in world war ii it was meant to not be only effective in a direct sense, but also terrifying. the piloted aircraft used as a missile could obviously do great direct damage to whatever it hit. the psychological effect of being up against an enemy who would do that, a military that would expect its own men to deliberately kill themselves, was also just meant to terrorize, to make their enemies believe there was nothing they wouldn't do, no lengths they would not go to. when iran and iraq went to war with each other in 1980, a war that stretched on for almost the full decade of the 1980s, the iranian side used human beings, masses of human beings to clear minefields, to walk out into mined areas, setting off the mines killing those people in the process but clearing for others to pass through the same area safely. they used swarms of humans often unarmed, untrained young boys to physically swarm over armed enemy positions. it was the human wave tactic. it was e
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote taking extraordinary precautions with her data using encrypted e-mail, working on computers that were not connected to the internet. stashing her notes in safe deposit boxes. she kept on, though, getting stopped at the airport. starting in 2006, she was detained and questioned like
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote poitras stopped. she found, okay, she can get on a plane again, more or less like the rest of us. the author of that article in "salon" about laura poitras was the loyal, blogger and civil liberties journalist glenn greenwald who teamed up with the subject of the article he wrote, teamed up with laura poitras along with reporting from the "washington post." exposes detailed much that we did not know before about the
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote bin laden. miss poitras is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves anybody in the country. even senators and house of representatives. all of them. the dangers here are that we fall into something like a totalitarian state like east germany. >> working with top-level sources like that former nsa employee, uncovering government secrets, shooting and producing
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote agencies into the lives of ordinary non-terrorist, non-suspicious people living in this country. the way u.s. intelligence can and does track our phone calls, our e-mails, virtually all of it all the time. laura poitras and glenn greenwald have done this reporting based on classified documents, who has temporary asylum in russia. it is laura poitras and glenn greenwald who know what their source has to tell. it's they who have been telling his story, making news out of the documents he's given to them week after week now since june. yeah, their source may be in russia now, but they're not.
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. okay. this is laura poitress, an american filmmaker. she won a mccarther genius award last year. miss poitress makes documentaries. her first one was columbus, ohio, about gentryification in columbus, ohio. she's been working on a trilogy about the war in terror, starting with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss potress is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
. thank you both for being with me on this historic occasion. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, martin. tomorrow we are having the continuation march that you and i have spearheaded saying that we must combat today's ills and what remains. but let's go back 50 years ago. your father made a speech that has been called one of the great orations in american history. and yet to him -- to you he was just dad. and you continuing to fight in his tradition, what does it mean for you to be here where your father literally changed history? >> well, rev, what it means to me is that while we reflect, recognize what he and his team -- dr. lowrie being one of those -- was to transform this nation in a most positive way so that people -- he took the words interestingly enough, the words of our history and really made poetic music out of it. it was quite remarkable. that's the positive side. the challenge and opportunities that exist today in a sense state that in many senses we've made individual progress, but collective progress we haven't made enough of. when we lo
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 6:00pm PDT
red sox, it went for $70 million, which is less than 7% of its price in 1993. used to be that the newspapers were the big solid businesses that would buy up comparably wobbly baseball teams. the "chicago tribune" newspaper bought the chicago cubs in 1981 but now it's the baseball teams that buy the wobbly major daily newspapers. if you put the worth of the red sox up against the price paid for the boston globe, it's not just that the team owner for the red sox could buy the boston globe, it's that he could easily buy it five times over, ten times over, 15 times over. or if it was a news magazine you were after, even you could buy an infinite number of major news magazines since you're getting close to dividing by zero when you're talking about major news magazines. "newsweek" was sold for one blessed dollar in 2010 for a man who promptly died in 2011. when news broke this weekend it had been sold again, the terms of the sale were not disclosed. do they really need to be? do you think it was more than a dollar this time or less than a dollar? there have been rumbling
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 1:00am PDT
show begins now. >> good evening, ezra, thank you. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. the highest profile right wing think tank in the country is probably the heritage foundation. because they want to be thought of as a think tank and not just another run of the mill republican pressure group, it was a little embarrassing for them, when they announced their new president was going to be jim demint. he was resigning his u.s. senate think to run this think tank. he is no more qualified to run a think tank than i am to fly rocketships, he's just a republican politician guy, he always has been. but basically, republican politics is just what heritage does. even if they want to seem slightly more emperical about it. it was a little embarrassing when they hired jim demint. what was more embarrassing, they decided to fight the prospect of immigration reform in our country by releasing a pseudo academic analysis of why immigration reform was a terrible idea. a terribly expensive, terribly bad idea to reform immigration policy in this country. turned out that under jim demint
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 1:00am PDT
maddow show starts right now. thanks, chris. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. this is one of those days in the news when there is a lot going on. just in domestic news, a lot going on. son of the famous civil rights leader, jesse jackson, jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison today for taking campaign money and spending it on himself. his wife will also do a year in prison because of the tax fraud side of what they plead guilty too. now that the federal defense of marriage act has been dismantled by the supreme court, the pentagon announced the new rules for service members who want to marry their same sex partners. in north carolina today where republicans just passed and signed the most draconian new voter suppression law in the country. that state's democratic u.s. senator asked the justice department to look into that new law and consider intervening in north carolina to stop it. florida's governor is suing georgia's governor saying georgia is stealing florida's water from a river the two states are supposed to share. the republican p
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> thanks, chris. oh, hello, there. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. happy thursday. there's a ton going on in the news right now. obviously syria and the possibility of the u.s. or the west, more broadly, taking military action against syria to punish them for allegedly using chemical weapons. that story is at the forefront of the news internationally, and it has been breaking quickly. new news about that has been breaking quickly over the course of the late afternoon and early evening tonight. so we're going to have more on that this hour with andrea mitchell. including the really quite brilliant debate some of our allies have been having about syria even if we, in this country, are not having an official brilliant debate of our own. >>> continuing reverberations from the 50th anniversary of the march on washington from august 1963. martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the conservative media in our country, mostly yesterday, tried to pretend that anniversary was not happening. they spent last night complaining bitterly there were no republicans on stage a
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am PDT
a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed chemical weapons were used by the regime. high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. the question is what are we, we collectively, we in the world going to do about it. >> after ticking through the information made public in an intense report, kerr relative moved on to why a chemical weapons attack on the syrian people matters to the united states. >> 100 years ago in direct response to the utter horror and inhumanity of world war i that the civilized world agreed that chemical weapons should never be used again. it matters today that we are working as an international community to rid the world of the worst weapons. it matters to our security and the security of our allies. it matters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching. what we choose to do or not to matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things, but we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? >> secretary kerry speaking directly to the american people
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 9:00pm PDT
tonight. >> thank you. >> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. i want to say thanks also to ezra but also to melissa harris perry for filling in while i was on vacation last week. they both did a great job. i'm happy to be back. >>> this is a giant multimillion dollar clock. that is being built in the hills of west texas. it's about 2,000 feet elevation, not sure exactly where in west texas it is, but it's out about 2,000 feet. it's supposed to stand 200 feet tall when it's done. this clock is supposed to keep time for 10,000 years. apparently the plan is that every year for the next 10,000 years, this clock keeping time will go off like a cuckoo clock and play a fresh new sound every year for 10,000 years. it is being built. it was dreamed up by some big thinkers. there are famous big thinkers that are on the board of this project like the great brian eno. they've been working on this in some capacity since 1996. in west, texas, so far it has cost tens of millions of dollars. the man who has put up at least $40 million of the money spent so far on this clock is the man w
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Aug 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
these started. 1980. 1981. peak years of the cold war. right? when the u.s. and the soviet union were trying to divide the world between them and us. everybody expanding their spheres of influence. right? the u.s. and the "u.s.s. r." pressuring other countries in the world to aly with the west or ally with the east. cementing military ties for the west in egypt, egypt which has the biggest population in the middle east, in many ways the strongest arab nation, yeah, that was reward for them signing a peace treaty with israel and also a way to keep them in the west, on our side of the big game. now even today the egyptian military uses tanks built by general dynamics. they fly boeing apache attack helicopters. their fighter jet pilots fly lockheed martin f-16s. and every two years since the early 1980s, these giant war games, these giant fake wars in egypt, they further cement the military relationships between egypt and the west. they cement the interoperability of egypt's troops with american troops. and now all the other countries that participate or that formally observe those war games, t
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, chris. thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. nine months after the presidential elections, republicans have just signed into law the most draconian voter suppression law in the country. this afternoon. before the 2012 elections, product can-controlled states all around the country took action to make voting more difficult. like the cuts in early voting that led to waits of eight hours or more to cost a ballot in florida. huge democratic pushback and uproar over the changes in the voting laws, efforts in the republican-controlled states to make voting harder did get rolled back somewhat. they were subject to a lot of human cry. now in the relative calm of this late summer in an odd numbered nonelection year, it is the state of north carolina that has gone further than any other state in the country. in the name of supposedly cracking down on voter fraud, which is never to any significant extent been proven or even seriously alleged in that state, north carolina republicans will now ban you from voting unless you can show new documentation that you never had to sho
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
about it? >> well, if you could help us clear the wreckage on the left hand side of the road, it would be good. my party, conservatives, want to drive on the right hand side of the road. we're distracted in the destination ahead by the wreck of cap and trade, the wreck of a carbon revenue positive carbon tax. we have to get rid of the wreckage then drive to the destination. >> i think that is shockingly naive. we're going to have to go back at it again. bob inglas. thanks. the "rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> good evening, chris. thank you very, very much. >>> in november 1981 the united states invaded egypt by air. 850 paratroopers from the 82nd airborne in north carolina, look at that, they flew from north carolina to egypt and dropped out of the sky all at once. >> 14 hours after taking off from north carolina, american paratroopers landed in the egyptian desert. it was the biggest task so far for the rapid deployment force. 850 members of the 82nd airborne, and tons of weapons and equipment were over the drop site precisely on time and on the ground six minutes l
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. that's qul "all in." the "rachel maddow show" starts now. >>> thank you at home for joining us this hour. this is the mathe part where am turns its lonely eyes to reese wither spoon, if we're going to take the next big leap forward in american politics. america must turn our lonely eyes to reese witherspoon's character elle woods in the movie "legally blond 2." we join our "legally blond" explainer, she's talked out of being distraught by friends who see a way to make something happen in congress though the leadership in congress does not want it to happen. take it away. >> i just don't think i'm cut out for this. >> oh, we have a plan. two words for you. discharge petition. >> with a couple hundred signatures, we can spring the bill from committee straight to the house floor for a vote. >> i don't know. that sounds really complicated. >> you've come farther than any of us while maintaining your balance and sparkle. we never sparkle. >> none of us ever thought one person could make a difference. until you came along. >> if i remember correctly, isn't that, like, 218 signatures?
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